Denver Weather
Denver weather: Active thunderstorm days ahead, Canadian wildfires
Wednesday is relatively quiet as compared to the next two days when we will see an increase in thunderstorms and some could be severe. If you've been needed a rain to help the landscape, you may have just that. Considering the wet spring, there are a lot of wildfire fuels that are drying out leading to the fire danger across western Colorado. The Spring Creek Fire is burning northeast of Grand Junction. Here's a satellite perspective on the smoke as that fire grew (estimates of 3,000 acres as
Fire Weather
Fires break out Thursday with high fire danger to continue
Fire danger remains critically high today and Saturday for parts of Colorado in similar conditions that allowed dangerous fires to spread Thursday. You may have noted the views of smoke, or even smelled it as my kids did leaving school yesterday, but fires in Park, Teller, and El Paso Counties spread in the strong wind and dry tinder. > DFPC assisted across the state with several wildland fires:#403Fire -Park County (DFPC will b
Denver Forecast
Red Flag Warning in effect Friday, but some rain and snow in the forecast for Northern Colorado
Our stretch of dry and windy weather continues today, with much of the region, including Denver, under a Red Flag Warning through this evening. This means gusty winds and low humidity values will combine to lead to high fire danger across much of the state once again today. The Front Range will be on the dry and windy side of what could be a significant severe weather day across the central high plains. While the northern mountains could see some rain and snow Friday, much of the heaviest rain
Marshall Fire
Colorado's most destructive fire a result of extreme winds, expanding wildland-urban interface, and a stressed climate
A combination of factors lead to an urban firestorm in Boulder County Thursday's wind and subsequent firestorm that ripped through the suburbs of northwest Denver have left us all feeling some degree of helpless and awestruck in its aftermath. While the extreme wind from the downslope or Chinook wind event on December 30th was a key ingredient to a fire that quickly grew out of control, it couldn't have been possible without the backdrop of one of the region's warmest and driest six month peri
Colorado Fires
Hundreds of homes lost as devastating fires continue; snow and cold arrive tomorrow and not a moment too soon
All High Wind Warnings have finally been dropped after a day featuring hour after hour of relentless wind and gusts to 100 mph along the Front Range. Still, gusty winds continue along the Front Range and urban corridor, and will do so through the middle of the night before dying down toward morning. A look at wind reports from NCAR shows gusts have dropped off from 90 mph in the 40 mph range, with sustained winds subsiding as well. We are headed in the right direction, but several more difficu
Colorado Fires
Town of Superior, Colorado evacuated as fast moving fire wreaks havoc across Northwest Denver suburbs
*** This post will be updated through the afternoon. *** Multiple fires are burning outside of Boulder, Colorado putting homes and lives at risk. Highways, including U.S. 36 are closed, and evacuation orders are in place for Superior, Colorado, which has a population of roughly 13,000 people, and Louisville, Colorado. Additional evacuations are possible through the afternoon and evening. Latest evacuation map: 5:15pm: As many as 600 homes have been burned in the fire as it continues into th
Snowfall Forecast
Critical fire danger ahead of major change in the weather, Winter Storm Watches posted for Denver, much of Colorado
Latest satellite imagery shows plenty of clouds to our north as big changes are set to arrive later tonight and Sunday to Northern Colorado. Ahead of these changes, clear skies, dry air, and westerly winds – all combining for yet another day of extreme fire danger across much of the state, including for the East Troublesome Fire and Cameron Peak Fire where we've already seen winds gusting to 40 mph today.
Denver Forecast
High fire danger through Saturday, then finally some snow is headed to Colorado
Yes, we'll be talking snow in today's update, but first... another day and half of windy weather, low humidities, and high fire danger to work through before the change arrives. Conditions will be especially dangerous for fire activity across the mountains on Saturday, with the SPC including much of the state in its Elevated Fire Weather outlook for tomorrow. A Red Flag Warning goes into effect tonight for the northern Front Range mountains, and continues through 7pm Saturday. This includes th
Colorado Fires
East Troublesome Fire jumps Continental Divide, burned roughly 6,000 acres an hour in Wednesday's run
As we discussed in last night's update , the East Troublesome Fire grew substantially yesterday, with an estimated growth at 6,000 acres an hour at times yesterday evening according to the Grand County Sheriff. Today the fire is estimated at just 5% contained. > Latest satellite info shows increased fire intensity on the #EastTroubleso
Colorado Fires
Get Out Now: East Troublesome Fire forces evacuation of west Grand Lake, surrounding areas as explosive fire growth continues
The East Troublesome Fire continues to grow at a rapid pace this evening, and is now forcing the immediate evacuation of portions of Grand Lake and surrounding areas. According to the National Weather Service in Boulder the fire has been reported as close as Columbine Lake on the town's west side. Latest imagery would confirm that the fire is quickly approaching Grand Lake if not already impacting it directly. This is a quickl
Colorado Fires
New fire in Boulder County as Colorado fires continue to rage
The Cal Wood Fire northwest of Boulder has forced the mandatory evacuation of Jamestown today as yet another fire burns out of control in Colorado's Front Range mountains. Latest reports indicate that U.S.36 north of Boulder has now been closed, with flames approaching or even moving east of the highway. For a list of road closures and evacuation orders for this fire follow Boulder OEM here: You can find a map of evacuation and pre-evacuation areas here: https: